Comparison of stage at diagnosis of melanoma among Hispanic, black, and white patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida

Shasa Hu, Rita M. Soza-Vento, Dorothy F. Parker, Robert Kirsner

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Objective: To compare stage at diagnosis of melanoma between non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic patients. Design: Retrospective analysis. Setting: Melanoma cases reported to the Florida Cancer Data System, with known stage and race/ethnicity information, for residents of Miami-Dade County, Florida, from 1997 to 2002. Patients: Those diagnosed as having melanoma according to the Florida Cancer Data System. Main Outcome Measure: Stage of melanoma at diagnosis. Results: Of the 1690 melanoma cases reported with both stage and race/ethnicity information, 1176 (70%) were amongnon-Hispanic white patients, 485 (29%) were among Hispanic patients of any race, and 29 (2%) were among non-Hispanic black patients. Late-stage (regional and distant) diagnosis was more common among Hispanic (26%) and non-Hispanic black patients (52%) compared with non-Hispanic white patients (16%) (P<.001). Conclusion: Advanced stage of melanoma diagnosis among Hispanic and black patients suggests suboptimal secondary prevention efforts in minority populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-708
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume142
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2006

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Comparison of stage at diagnosis of melanoma among Hispanic, black, and white patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida. / Hu, Shasa; Soza-Vento, Rita M.; Parker, Dorothy F.; Kirsner, Robert.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 142, No. 6, 27.06.2006, p. 704-708.

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